“Is he a red mouse or a rooster?” Golovkin responds to Canelo’s insult


Unified middleweight champion (up to 72.6 kg) Kazakhstani Gennady Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs) after a press conference dedicated to his third fight against the absolute champion of the second middleweight (up to 76.2 kg) Mexican Canelo Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs), gave an interview for an American news portal.

In a conversation, Gennady spoke about the duel of views with the Mexican, commented on the insult of Alvarez in his direction, spoke about the mental advantage over Canelo and spoke about his age.

Recall that the Alvarez-Golovkin 3 fight is scheduled for September 17 in Las Vegas (USA).

– How are you?

– Everything is great. I feel good. Everything is great.

What do you think about the duel of views with Canelo?

– I probably watched him more, for the emotions that he experiences. Somehow I see it is really some other, let’s say so. I do not know what it is connected with. He looked different.

— What interested you?

– Not that interested. How he behaves, what words he says. He says I’m talking about him. That is more of his behavior.

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“He called you mu*ila, what do you think of that?” Are you wondering why that would be?

To be honest, I didn’t hear it. Where is he? At a press conference? I just didn’t get it. The translator did not translate for me. It doesn’t really color it in the first place. You can say a lot of nasty things here. What can I say? That (he) is a red mouse or what? What is he a rooster? What to say to him? This, again, will show my side.

Yes, he said it.

I didn’t focus on him.

– Do you think he tried to do this to sell the fight, or do you think he has something personal for you in two fights?

I don’t know what he’s trying. The way he behaves, what kind of game he is going to play, judge him, think about him – I kind of don’t do that. I mean, I don’t think about it. I don’t even listen to what he says. I just looked, he is some kind of, let’s say … trying something …

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You spent so much time with him in two fights, do you think you have a mental advantage over him since so many fans think you won the first two fights?

– The way he behaves now, how he feels … If he was confident in himself or was sure that he won, I really don’t know. Again, it’s hard to judge him. For example, I feel that I was better in those fights, and I feel confident. I don’t even care what he thinks and says. I mean, I don’t think about him.

– Do you think this fight is similar to the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Marquez? They then simply praised each other, despite their age. Can you just put on a good fight because of the well-matched styles?

– It’s hard for me to compare our fight with some kind of fight, but I know that this fight will really be very difficult, intense.

You don’t feel 40, you feel young and strong right?

– It’s kind of hard to say. Let’s see. The fact that I am 40 years old or something is all mine. I’m not trying to make excuses. Let’s try.